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Wednesday
Apr272011

Missing Mom Krista Dittmeyer's Body Found in Pond, Assistant AG Says

Comstock/Thinkstock(CONCORD, N.H.) -- Officials believe they have found the body of Krista Dittmeyer, a 20-year-old mother who mysteriously vanished near a rural New Hampshire ski area, leaving behind her infant daughter in her still-running car.

"She was located in what is known around this area as Duck Pond," said Assistant Attorney General Jane Young, according to ABC News Boston affiliate WCVB. "We are treating this as a suspicious death."

Young said an autopsy would take place Thursday in Concord, N.H.

"Once that examination is done and an autopsy is complete, we may be able to release to you the manner and the cause of her death," Young said.

Earlier, a hearse was seen leaving the retaining pond near Cranmore Mountain ski area, where Dittmeyer's car was found in a parking lot Saturday.

On Tuesday, police confirmed blood was discovered in Dittmeyer's car. The black Nissan Sentra was found with the engine running, hazard lights flashing, the door open and her 14-month-old daughter inside.

Over the weekend, search-and-rescue teams and members of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department searched the woods near the mountain, but called off the search, convinced Dittmeyer's body was not there.

Lt. Chris Perley, a spokesman for the New Hampshire Police Department, said that investigators drained a pond Monday near the parking lot where the car was found because "the water was so cloudy we couldn't tell what was there."

It's unclear why Dittmeyer drove an hour and a half to the ski area, near the town of Conway. She lived in Portland, Maine, and was originally from Bridgton, Maine.

Dittmeyer's mother said that everything sounded normal when she talked to her daughter Friday evening.

Police said Dittmeyer did not live with the father of her baby, 14-month-old Aliyah. They said they had been in touch with the man, but would not confirm if he was a person of interest in the investigation.

Aliyah is in good condition and is in the care of family members.

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Tuesday
Apr262011

Blood Found in Car of Missing New Hampshire Mom

Conway New Hampshire Police Department(CONWAY, N.H.) -- Police seized a car they believe could yield clues into the mysterious disappearance of 20-year-old mother Krista Dittmeyer who vanished near a rural New Hampshire ski mountain, leaving behind her infant daughter in her running car.

The unidentified car seized in northern Conway, N.H. is the second car cops are searching. Police have also executed a search warrant on the car belonging to Dittmeyer, which was found Saturday in the parking lot of the Cranmore Mountain ski area. The black Nissan Sentra was found with the engine running, hazard lights flashing, the door open and her 14-month-old daughter inside.

Conway police would not disclose what they have found in either of the two vehicles, but the Carroll County Sheriff said blood was found in Dittmeyer's car.

Over the weekend search and rescue teams and members of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department searched the woods near the ski mountain where Dittmeyer's car was found. Cops said Tuesday they were confident Dittmeyer was not in the woods and called off the search.

It's unclear why Dittmeyer drove an hour and a half to Conway. She lives in Portland, Maine, and is originally from Bridgton, Maine. Her family last spoke to her Friday night. Dittmeyer's mother said that everything sounded normal when she talked to her daughter.

Police said Dittmeyer did not live with the father of her baby, 14-month-old Aliyah. They said they had been in touch with the man, but would not confirm if he was a person of interest in the investigation.

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Monday
Apr252011

Police Investigate Maine Woman's Disappearance As a Crime

Thinkstock/Getty Images(CONWAY, N.H.) -- Police are searching for clues in the mysterious disappearance of Krista Dittmeyer, the Maine mother who left her car running with her baby girl inside.

Police believe Dittmeyer, a 20-year-old single mother, is the victim of a crime.

Police found Dittmeyer's black Nissan Sentra's hazard lights flashing with its door open near a fitness center in Conway, N.H., on Saturday morning. In the backseat of the car was 14-month-old Aliyah.

Aliyah is in good condition and is in the care of family members.

"She would never ever, ever leave her in a car by herself, ever. We know that she would do whatever it takes to be here with her daughter," said Kathy Pratt, a family friend.

According to Conway police, officers responded to the report of an unattended car at around 6:30 a.m. The fitness center shares a parking lot with the Cranmore Mountain recreational center.

"We're actively investigating the case and exhausting all resources to do so...Anytime an adult is separated from a child for this length of time and is out of contact from friends and family, it gives us concern. We're particularly concerned in this case," said Conway Police Lt. Christopher Perley.

It's unclear why Dittmeyer was in New Hampshire. She lives in Portland, Maine, and is originally from Bridgton, Maine. Her family last spoke to her Friday night. Dittmeyer's mother said that everything sounded normal when she talked to her daughter.

Kayla Dittmeyer, the missing woman's sister, flew from Colorado to Maine to help search for her sister.

"Please let us know you're safe. We need you. Your daughter needs you," said Kayla Dittmeyer, sister of the missing woman.

Krista Dittmeyer is described as five-foor-two and weighing 117 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

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